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    October 5, 2012
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>> and there could be a million extra people in san francisco this weekend. it's the perfect storm for several major events. the traffic hot spots to avoid. we'll tell you coming up. >> speaking of storms, there could be rain heading toward the bay area. will it come in this weekend and mess up the events? we'll talk about that coming up. good morning. it's friday, october 5. i'm michelle griego. >> it's friday. hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00 and you may need a loan or at least a good friend and a big old checkbook to fill up your car today. >> no kidding. anne makovec is in cupertino right now to explain why bay area gas prices have spiked in some areas 35 cents in just the last week. you filled up your tank last night, good thing. >> reporter: yes. lucky for me. if you are a penny pin cher, avert your eyes because this sign here at the gas station in cupertino at the 76 station, $5.39 for a gallon of regular. we are recording the highest prices ever for this date,
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october 5. bay area prices have risen as michelle mentioned 16 cents a gallon since yesterday after a big jump earlier this week. the spike is blamed on refinery and pipeline problems in northern and southern california including the chevron refinery fire in richmond this summer. >> the panic could easily subside very quickly and things could calm down but we just don't know how quickly they are going to be able to get these supplies back online that we need. >> reporter: here's the latest damage according to aaa. nearly $4.60 a gallon in see if $4.52 in oakland, 4.60 in san francisco. some costcos in california have locked up their pumps running out of gas. in the bay area, costco has
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gasoline. gas average is 4 something? $5.39 a gallon in cupertino. it depends on the it station you go to. we have the information on the cheapest gas in your neighborhood at our website, cbssf.com/gas. >> never thought $4 would be a bargain. several big events planned in the bay area over the weekend and the highway patrol is preparing for traffic gridlock especially here in san francisco. cbs 5 traffic reporter elizabeth wenger joins us from san francisco to explain what areas to avoid. i guess everything. it is so busy. >> reporter: it is. that's the funny thing. the waterfront and the embarcadero, marina green, that's where a lot of stuff is going on. but yeah, there are so many events it's spread out throughout the city, north beach, castro district, unfortunately there's no great area traffic-wise this weekend. so this is going to be one of the busier spots. we are here along pier 30-32. it's dark but we have a big navy vessel you can tour for fleet week and in addition, if
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that wasn't enough, we have the america's cup sailing yachts behind me here, as well. so if yesterday was any indication, it's going to be very busy and loud this saturday and sunday. the blue angels practiced yesterday. don't drive. parking even if you get here will be extra difficult. to avoid gridlock, avoid the waterfront, use less popular bridges like the san mateo bridge. if fleet week and america's cup weren't enough, a few other things are going on. it's all over the city. hardly strictly bluegrass in golden gate park. 49ers at candlestick. castro street fair, florence and the machine in mountain view, madonna in san jose, justin bieber in oakland. so it's making me exhausted
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just saying everything and that's not all. use mass transit. bart ferries muni are all ramping up service. if earlier this week was any indication of what we should expect, this weekend bart had two of their top ten ridership days yesterday and the day before. so just expecting it to be pretty crazy on saturday and sunday. by the way, san francisco's mayor says they have got these crowds handled so everyone should just chill out. probably easier said than done. for the latest on the events this weekend, go to our website, cbssf.com weekend. what's going on in traffic? >> it is very quiet. not a lot going on in fact mass transit problem-free a close eye on this today and throughout the weekend because it's going to be busy. bart with 39 trains on time now. ace, muni, caltrain, ferries, no delays. elsewhere if you are going to commute through the south bay so far, so good northbound 101 clocking in nice speeds. 280 through downtown san jose
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no delays. highway 17 clear this morning. here's a live look at conditions through milpitas. westbound 237, 880 to 101 just an easy 6-minute commute right now and so far your travel times in the south bay are in the green. so an easy right. golden gate bridge nice ride. quick look at conditions on the san mateo bridge so far, so good both directions only 14 minutes between foster city and hayward. that's a look at your morning drive. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> didn't want to disappoint. i know you love the low clouds and we have plenty today stretching onshore. it's going to be slow to break up throughout the day today. cloudy over the city of san francisco. and there's actually another cloud deck above that some high clouds above this low cloud deck pushing on through. temperatures right now a little cool in the north bay 49 degrees in santa rosa. 58 in concord. 58 degrees in san francisco and cloudy skies. well, it looks like it is going to be a cool friday. usually in the 70s or the 80s. a couple of days ago we were
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talking triple digits. not even close. today we are going to struggle to get to the mid-70s in the warmest spots, maybe 74 in livermore, about 6 degrees below average. 11 degrees below the average in santa rosa at 69. we'll have more on the weekend forecast coming up in a bit. >> thank you. flying american this morning you might want to check if your flight is still on. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live at sfo right now. cate, we know loose seats are forcing some cancellations. so the big question, how many flights are canceled and when are they going to be back in the air? >> reporter: well, michelle, 44 flights have been canceled nationwide including two here from san francisco airport and those flights are heading to miami or were headed to miami and orlando. so that's right, check your flight this morning. american airlines says they expect to have things back on track by tomorrow. now, the airline pulled 48 boeing 757s out of service to make these repairs so there will be thousands of unhappy
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travelers today. the repairs started earlier this week after loose seats were reported on two separate 757s that were actually recently refurbished. american airlines says they have used the same seats for 20 years without problems until now. passengers on these flights recall the moments midair as traumatic. >> seats flipped backwards. it was actually a complete nightmare. >> the wear and tear on the locking mechanism allowed them to become dislodged. >> reporter: american airlines said the problem is due to a champ that hold seats to the tracks on the floor and now they believe it was a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spilled on the tracks. new fix includes an additional locking mechanism. federal officials are continuing a safety investigation into american airlines. no other airline reported similar problems. american or united airlines
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doesn't use the same type of seats and u.s. airways says they use a different type of hardware to lock down those seats. we are live at sfo. cate caugiran, cbs 5. the meningitis outbreak blamed for at least five deaths has reached the state of california. tainted steroid drug now boeing blamed for the outbreak of fungal meningitis in six states. symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, fever. but those symptoms are also linked to other medical conditions. >> that makes it different and perhaps some patients and certainly some doctors wouldn't think of meningitis right away if the patient presented primarily with those kinds of symptoms. >> the steroid suspected in the outbreak is used to treat back pain. 34-year-old contra costa county man died of rabies two months ago while working overseas. now they think he contracted the fatal disease in march when he came into contact with a bat in southern contra costa county. it is the county's first rabies death in nearly 20 years.
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health officials plan a briefing today to give people the warning to avoid handling bats and other wildlife. san francisco police say they arrested a man in connection with murders that happened over the summer. 23-year-old keith wilkins was already in custody for a probation violation. investigators believe he killed two gang members in the visitacion valley neighborhood back in july. the killings were part of multiple shootings within a week in the area. some civil rights attorneys want a federal judge to intervene in the city of oakland's efforts to reform its police force. this stems from a case 12 years ago when four police officers dubbed the riders were accused of imposing vigilante justice. albany police now say there were multiple alleged victims of the teacher arrested for committing lewd acts with a minor. that teacher, 28-year-old james izumizaki, was found dead monday. investigators say he committed suicide. the morgan hill mom accused of ditching her daughter at a safeway after a botched shoplifting attempt is back in
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the bay area. police say marcey keeling told her little girl to push a cart out of the store and abandoned her when she was caught. keeling was found in nevada. pg&e is trying to get out of paying punitive damages to people who survived the bruin pipeline explosion. san francisco-based utility made its argument in a new court filing saying it didn't know the pipe was fatally flawed. pg&e is now trying to settle dozens of civil suits related to the explosion which killed 8 people and injured dozens of others two years ago. on to the presidential race, the two major candidates are expected to focus on jobs today after the government releases september employment statistics. president obama and mitt romney both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double
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down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a factor. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> it may be a stretch. romney was at the same altitude although he spent a little more time in denver before the
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debate. hm. >> hm. i know a little bit about the altitude in denver. i don't know. football players, they go and they play. >> that's right. although the raiders didn't fare too well there. >> not at all. >> all right. coming up, how free birth control is affecting unplanned pregnancy. >> plus a little girl's prayers are answered. how a good samaritan helped reunite her with her puppy. >> and is it a bird, a vampire or porcupine? the strange discovery uncovered in south africa. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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from her home. ten-year-old ith her do well, a little girl has her five-month old puppy back. 10-year-old marisa was reunited with her dog yesterday. burglars broke into her san jose home on monday and the dog disappeared. marisa offered up the contents of her pig get bank as a reward. the woman spotted the dog in a parking lot and brought the dog it marisa. >> i'm just happy that he is back with our family. he's going to be safe no matter what now. >> besides marisa's piggy bank money san jose police and firefighters and city council members upped the reward to $6,000. and she is a very happy little girl this morning. >> she got her piggy bank money
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back, too. she didn't take that. but she did take the six grand. they were 100 miles apart. the dog down in los banos. it's "friday light" so gianna you have an easy day so far. >> so far, so good. in fact, we're going to show you live conditions on some of our bay area bridges. you can see the bay bridge is cruising along with no delays as you work your way through there easing into san francisco. same for the san mateo bridge, easy from foster city to hayward. taillights westbound towards 101. elsewhere if you are planning on taking 101 this morning, so far, so good both directions not showing any problems right now. we're seeing lots of green on our sensors so good news there. there is a live look at conditions 101 both directions near candlestick and you can see traffic is free-flowing through there. also free-flowing off the eastshore freeway. 62 miles per hour for the most part. looks like westbound 80 gets a little slower towards the bay bridge toll plaza. but overall, an easy ride there no delays in the maze right now. we have some roadwork along the
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peninsula in pacifica devil's slide alternating lanes due to roadwork. alternating lanes vallemar to 10th street until 10:00. 880 at mission roadwork scheduled there until 6:00 this morning. looks like both directions though not showing any delays just yet. there are couple of lanes open but again various lanes closed in both directions through the area. 15 minutes westbound 580 from the altamont pass to 680 and antioch seeing slight delays westbound as you work your way near loveridge. that's a look at your "timesaver traffic." here's lawrence with your forecast. >> all right, gianna. happy friday, folks. if you are headed out the door, we have low clouds that have stretched well onshore this morning. looks like an even cooler day ahead and, boy, those 90s, hot 100-degree temperatures long gone now. outside, looking at manically in the 50s although we have seen some temperatures drop into the upper 40s in parts of the north bay valleys. by the afternoon a little sunshine, tomorrow very mild
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temperatures mid-70s on the high-end. you will see 60s, many a few 70s around the bay and at the coast temperatures in the 50s and 60s. that low pressure area moving closer to the coastline. that will bring with it that cool air and we can already see some high clouds rotating around the system keeping temperatures down through the weekend. monday a chance of a few showers. across the state temperatures running well below average. about 76 degrees in sacramento. 81 in fresno. about 78 degrees and partly cloudy skies in yosemite and also lake tahoe. around the bay, clouds beginning to clear out but temperatures staying cool. 71 degrees in santa clara, about 71 in san jose, 64 degrees in pacifica, east bay temperatures where you had some 90s and triple digits just a few days ago, struggling to get into the mid-70s by the afternoon. 71 degrees in the napa valley and 72 in walnut creek. inside the bay 67 degrees, slow clearing into oakland today and 65 degrees and leftover clouds into san francisco. next couple of days the big
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weekend ahead. cool enough to help mix out some of the low clouds and fog so that should be good news. we should see the blue angels around the bay area. it's going to be cool. monday a chance we could see rain. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. a moraga teen's quest to become an eagle scout is over since he told his family, friends and boy scouts that he is gay. ryan a high school senior completed his final project last month an anti-bullying wall he helped kids create at his old middle school in moraga. the troop refuses to sign off on the award. >> this is an opportunity for our students to participate in the making of a permanent mural that would promote that idea of tolerance and acceptance for all our students. each tile has a different message about respecting all differences. it's a very positive message to
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promote throughout our school. >> more than 120,000 people have already signed an online petition urging the scouts not to deny the boy his eagle award. boy scouts of america said, "he does not agree to scouting's principal of duty to god and does not meet scouting's membership standards on sexual orientation." a new study finds free birth control can lower the number of unplanked pregnancies and abortions -- unplanned protects sis and abortions. researchers gave 9,000 women free birth control for four years. during that time abortion rates for the group were as much as 78% lower than the national average. abortion rates nationally were also substantially lower. a scientist says he has discovered a bizarre new dinosaur that's now nicknamed the dracula dinosaur. paul serrano of chicago says the pegomastax africanus would have looked like this kind of
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similar to a two legged porcupine with quills. it was less than 2 feet long and weighed less than a house cat and lived 200 million years ago. >> it looks vicious. 5:21. no end in sight. how. how the lockout will impact the nhl season. >> and college football. could the trojans avoid an upset? we'll talk about it when we come back. ,,,,,,
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a lot of events around the bay area. you want to check out hardly strictly bluegrass? partly cloudy skies, cool at 64. we'll have the rest of the weekend forecast coming up. all those events are going to cause some big traffic tie- ups this weekend. right now friday morning commute is easy working your way across our bay area bridges as well as the south bay. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. the national hockey league's player lockout is already starting to chip away at the regular season. the nhl announced yesterday in has cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season so no games until at least contour edges 24. the cancellations include five sharks games including three to be played in san jose. the giants and athletics are getting ready for the first play-off game. lots of baseball this weekend.
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san francisco will open its series against cincinnati at home tomorrow night. the manager has matt cain tomorrow and bumgarner for game 2. the rook has been named starter for game one against the tigers. the team is in detroit for the first two game. the as won three of seven games they played against the tigers this year and oakland has the best record in the major leagues since june 2. they are on a tear. hopefully they can win a couple. play of the day college football utah matt barkley with a pass to randall who makes a in factty one one-handed catch in the end zone. they beat the utes 38-28 last night in utah. 5:25. a big talker on the campaign trail today. just minutes away from the
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release of the latest jobs report. >> it was moving. it was just moving. >> more nail biting tales of sliding seats on airplanes. the impact it's having on bay area flights. a live report is coming up. >> gas prices above $5 a gallon are here. we'll take a look at the numbers next.
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navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's friday, october 5. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. gas prices in the bay area shooting up 16 cents overnight. and the sliding seats problem grounds flights in the bay area. those stories and more in your
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"morning minute." we have never seen a spike like this. this is just brand-new territory. >> new sticker shock at the pump. gas prices soar past $5 a gallon in the bay area. >> it is even worse than the experts had predicted for some gas stations in the bay area. american airlines canceled dozens of flights as it scrambles to fix its problem with loose seats. >> i spoke to a woman who said she sat in one of those seats and she just doesn't feel safe. >> it was moving. it was just moving. carmageddon san francisco, traffic pocal ypse. avoid san francisco unless you want to be part of the fun. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> he will get rid of regulations on wall street but he is going to crack down on sesame street. >> and a little girl's prayers are answered. a good samaritan reunited her with her puppy. >> i'm just happy that he's safe and he's back. >> from across the bay to
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around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." anne makovec is in c well, 16 cents, that's how much gas prices went up overnight if you can believe it. >> crazy. anne makovec in cupertino with a shocking number on the pumps this morning. i can see the prices behind you. i cannot believe it, anne. >> reporter: it's scary. so thankfully, this is the exception rather than the norm. but here are the numbers for you here at the 76 station in cupertino. regular is almost $5.40 a gallon and you can see just about $5.60 a gallon there for a gallon of premium gas. bay area prices have risen 16 cents a gallon since yesterday. that's after a big jump earlier this week. the spike is being blamed on refinery and pipeline problems in both northern and southern
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california including the chevron refinery fire. drivers are feeling the pain. >> as a person that's in the middle class, it's very hard, you know, to try to save and have a family in the bay area and keep paying these prices. >> we have never seen a spike like this. this is brand-new territory. >> i can't pay the bills like that. if this is going to keep like that we are going to have to close the doors. >> reporter: according to aaa, 4.6 a gallon in san francisco, 4.53 in san jose and 4.52 in oakland. now, down in southern california, some costco stations have actually run out of gas. they have locked up their pumps until further notice. we checked with some stations here in the bay area and they do have gas at costco stations in the bay area. so everybody look is for the cheapes prices in your neighborhood. and we have them all for you, cbssf.com/gas. right now live in cupertino, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. so got any weekend plans? are you desperate for something to do? any reason to get out of the
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house? in case you haven't heard, you have options! you have lots of options this weekend. but pack your patience if you are coming here to san francisco. >> reporter: you can't call it boring. i have heard it called all sorts of funny names, carmageddon, carpocalypse. it's already busy in the bay. you can tour the america's cup, fleet week. it's going to be a loud weekend if yesterday was any indication. [ sound of blue angels flying ] >> reporter: that was the blue angels as they did their practice round yesterday. they are going to practice again today. and then do their performances saturday and sunday. so don't drive. it should be a real surprise. but parking will be extra
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difficult in san francisco. it already is on a typical weekend. to avoid gridlock, avoid the waterfront, use side streets if you can or maybe the san mateo bridge a less popular bridge might be a good option. we made a map with just a few of the other things going on. there's hardly strictly bluegrass at golden gate park, giants games at at&t, 49ers, castro street fair, italian heritage parade in north beach, and then outside the city we have florence and the machine in mountain view, madonna in san jose, cal game, stanford game. so it's equal opportunity traffic congestion all around the bay area. so they are really encouraging you to use mass transit. they are stepping up service. bart, ferries, muni. bart is adding trains beginning tonight. and by the way, bart actually had two of their top ten service days earlier this week and they are expecting those numbers to go through the roof on saturday and sunday. maybe it might be a record- breaker. so this seems like the perfect storm of events.
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but at least it should be a fun weekend if you don't mind battling all the extra crowds. to get the latest on all the events going on this weekend check out our website, cbssf.com/weekend. so we know it's going to be saturday and sunday heavy traffic-wise. we're crossing our fingers for "friday light" so far this morning. let's go to gianna inside the studio. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. so far, so good. it is indeed "friday light" on the freeways. this is a live look at conditions along 880 both directions not showing any delays north- or southbound. southbound clear all of the way into fremont. all the way into the south bay things looking good. eastshore freeway good. things are clear. westbound 80 near ashby, nice speeds through there towards the bay bridge no delays. and elizabeth mentioned, mass transit will be a great choice this weekend to get around this mess right now. it's right on time, 44 trains for bart, ace, muni, caltrain,
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ferries, no delays. ferries look ramping up service. brakes through the altamont pass westbound 580 slight delay 16 minutes as you work your way towards 680. that's a look at your morning drive. lawrence i understand we're getting a cooldown? >> oh, my goodness, yeah! it's already begun. low clouds urge insurgenting well onshore right now. if you are headed out the door, grab a jacket. it's going to be cool the better part of the day especially as you approach the coastline. 50s one low 60 now in mountain view, cool 49 in santa rosa. toward the afternoon, though, these temperatures staying well below the average. 75 degrees some sunshine into morgan hill, 71 in san jose, east bay temperatures where just a couple of days ago where you had triple digits temperatures not close today struggling to get into the mid- 70s and inside the bay we'll find 65 degrees a few leftover clouds in san francisco and 67 degrees in sausalito. a complete look at the weekend forecast plus the prospect for a little rain coming our waste coming up in a few minutes. >> all right, lawrence. thank you. this just in now. one of the biggest financial reports of the month came out
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just a few minutes ago. the labor department says the nation's unemployment rate was 7.8% last month. and that's down from 8.1% in august. that's the lowest rate since january of 2009. cbsmoneywatch reporter ashley morrison will have more in 10 minutes. an already ugly week gets worse for american airlines. more flights have been canceled including two from the bay area already this morning. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran over at sfo this morning. cate, i guess had time it's not about the pilots but the seats, right? >> reporter: that is exactly right, frank. now, imagine being one of these passengers. you're sitting midair and a row of seats fall on your lap. that was the reality for these passengers earlier this week. now, american airlines says they do have a fix. but that will mean delays and flight cancellations nationwide. in fact, the repair work has canceled 44 flights to date including two from sfo to miami and orlando.
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earlier this week some passengers vowed never to fly again after what they recall was a terrifying experience. >> seats flipped backwards. it was actually a complete nightmare. >> we're going through the fleet and adding an additional locking feature on top of this that will what we believe, you know, prevent this from happening again. >> reporter: now, the airline says they have traced the problem to saddle collapse. those secure the seats to the floor of the plane. in addition, they attribute it to a compensation of wear, poor design and some soda on the tracks. now, so far, workers have identified a loose row of seats on six planes. federal officials say they are continuing a safety investigation. now, this all stems from two separate incidents that were reported earlier this week. but american airlines says they plan to have all flights back running on track tomorrow. we're live at sfo. cate caugiran, cbs 5. contra costa county health officials will explain today why you should never handle bats and other wildlife. a 34-year-old contra costa county man died of rabies two
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months ago while working overseas. they think he contracted the fatal disease back in march when he came into contact with a bat in southern contra costa county. it is the county's first rabies death in nearly 20 years. hundreds if not thousands of patients could be at risk for a rare meningitis infection. a tainted steroid drug is being blamed for an outbreak of fungal meningitis in six states including here in california. symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, and fever. but those symptoms are also linked to other medical conditions. >> that makes it different and perhaps some patients and certainly some doctors wouldn't think of meningitis right away if the patient presented primarily with those kinds of symptoms. >> 35 cases of fungal meningitis have been reported across the country and five people have died. checking bay area headlines this morning, testimony is set to resume tuesday in oakland in a murder trial of giselle esteban.
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she is accused of killing nursing student michelle le last year. this week's witness testimony suggested esteban took extraordinary efforts to find le a former high school friend. one witness said esteban broke into the offices of samuel merritt university which le attended. the morgan hill hill mom accused of ditching her daughter at of a safeway after a botched shoplifting event is back in the bay area. police say she told her 10-year- old daughter to push grocery out of the store and abandoned her when the girl was caught. keeling was caught in nevada. the daughter is currently living with her grandmother. it's 5:40 right now. an american opens fire at an israel hotel killing a chef. >> plus, romney's reversal. what the republican candidate is now saying about his controversial comments on that 47%. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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. okay. number 10. i haven't left is an hour since 2008. that's what the president said. [ laughter ] >> number nine, romney's hair is mesmerizing. number 8, didn't want to wake jim lehrer. [ laughter ] >> and the number one president obama excuse, it's bush's fault! [ laughter ] >> oh, wow. >> well, al gore said it was
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the altitude or global warming. mitt romney said he was completely wrong when he said that 47% of voters are dependent on the government. he told fox 11 news's sean hannity he believes in supporting all americans. romney and president obama both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but questioned the republican challenger's accuracy. >> when i got on the stage i met this very spirited fellow who claims to be mitt romney. before you i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> i saw the president's vision as "trickle-down government" and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> nielsen estimated 67 people saw tuesday evening's debate the most watched since 1992. two more to go before election day. investors have some new numbers from washington to
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consider this morning. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com is here with the employment report that just came in. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and michelle. stock futures are higher on much better-than-expected news on the jobs front just out this morning. the unemployment rate actually fell to 7.8% last month dropping below 8% for the first time of in almost four years that rate declined because more people found jobs. the labor department says 114,000 jobs were added in september. economists were predicting employers added only 111,000 jobs last month. and that the unemployment rate would edge up to 8.2% from 8.1%. so definitely some better-than- expected news out there on the jobs front. asian markets up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. the kay up .5%, hong kong's hang seng added .5%. on thursday the slightly better-than-expected weekly
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jobless claims gave the market a lift dow up 80, nasdaq up 14. and mortgage rates fell to record lows for the second straight week according to freddie mac. the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.63% and fixed year loan 2.69%. record low rates have led more homeowners to refinance and experts say that trend could help jump-start the economy. back to the monthly jobs report, it really could also be having a big impact on the presidential election. there will only be one more monthly jobs report released before the election. >> i'm sure it's welcome news for the president. >> reporter: i think so. >> thank you, ashley morrison, cbsmoneywatch.com. have a great weekend. thanks. let's check on the weather. >> i'm looking at twitter. it's snowing in denver right now. >> amazing! looking at some of the coldest temperatures they have seen maybe a foot of snow in northern minnesota. it's amazing for this time of
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year. that's quite a cold outlook. not a cold outbreak but a cooler pattern here in the bay area. low clouds have surged onshore and it, look like they are going to stick around into the weekend. those low clouds are going to be slow to break up throughout the day today. so toward the afternoon it's going to be cool to mild outside. and then the weekend looks like it is going to stay well below the average as low pressure is going to start to swing over the bay area. it does not look like much but this is that low sitting off the coastline finally tracking in our direction and eventually moves in to spring a couple of showers on us as we head in toward monday. but the weekend looks dry. it's going stay cool. sfo no delays but that may change mostly cloudy to start the day and partly cloudy into the afternoon. cool weather around the country. denver a high of 50 degrees. they will see a mix of snow and rain. 55 in chicago. about 79 degrees in new york. around the bay today, we'll find sunshine in the afternoon but cooler temperatures 71 degrees in san jose. 68 in fremont. about 70 degrees in hayward and
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breezy. mid-70s into brentwood. about 74 in livermore and only about 71 degrees in the napa valley today. slow clearing in through the central bay only about 67 degrees in oakland. leftover clouds into san francisco about 65. and about 69 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days it may get cool enough in the atmosphere to help mix out some low clouds and fog and that will be good for of course fleet week with the blue angels flying around. by monday there is a chance we could see a couple of raindrops and dry out, warmer toward the middle of next weeks. let's check the roads with gianna. it continues to be "friday light" this morning. in fact, easy as you work your way across our bay area bridges this morning. live look at conditions at the bay bridge toll plaza. overall nice. san mateo bridge same story no troubles. everything is moving right along between foster city and hayward an easy ride 14 minutes between 880 and 101. now, elsewhere, if you are work your way towards the golden gate bridge, we have some early- morning construction north 101 at sir francis drake.
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we are seeing some slight delays on the southbound side as well showing some yellow there on our sensors. we'll get an update on when that's going to clear. should be wrapped up by 6:00. live look at the golden gate bridge and you can see traffic is easy once you hit the golden gate bridge past the waldo tunnel. only 14 minutes south 101 from 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza. elsewhere we just checked in with our mobile5 unit. alan brooks is cruising around in our mobile5 kcbs unit and just came off the richmond/san rafael bridge. he is now working his way towards the eastshore freeway. the traffic is very nice. you can see there in our live shot traffic is cruising along westbound carquinez bridge to the maze most of our east bay drive times are in the green. 580 we are seeing some drive times inch up a bit but overall only 17 minutes from the altamont pass to 680. negotiable 880, 238 to the maze 13 minutes, westbound 4 in the green, no delays to the caldecott tunnel. south bay looks good northbound 101 clear through san jose. and no delays right now on 280 through downtown san jose. that's a look at your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. in your world this morning,
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an american opened fire at a hotel in israel today killing a chef before he was shot and killed by police. police in the resort city of elat say the shooting appears to stem from a personal dispute. the gunman's name hasn't been released yet. police say antiterror units stormed the hotel and when the gunman fired at them from the hotel kitchen, officers fired back. bodies of 18 children and an adult have been found after a landslide buried an elementary school in southwest china. one person is still reported missing. the students were in class during a public holiday yesterday to make up for classes missed during resent earthquakes. -- recent earthquakes. at least 80 people were killed in those quakes. a state parole board panel has recommended the release of a former charles manson follower. bruce davis was sentenced to life in prison in 1972 for his role in two murders. they one related to the sharon tate killings. parole recommend -- they were unrelated to the sharon tate killings. parole recommendations would be considered by the entire board and would need approval by
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governor brown of the davis' last parole recommendation in 2010 was rejected by then governor arnold schwarzenegger. a new study finds free birth control may lower the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions. researchers at the washington university school of medicine in st. louis gave 9,000 women free birth control for four years. during that time, abortion rates for the group were as much as 78% lower than the national average. abortion rates were substantially lower at that time, though. time now is 5:51. starbucks gets a little warm and toasty. how the chain is trying to boost its reputation for food. >> they are all over this area. >> and turkeys gone wild in one bay area city. the unusual way neighbors are now defending themselves.
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low clouds have moved in. we are looking at delays of an hour and a half at sfo. we'll have the weekend forecast coming up. >> and it's going to be a busy traffic weekend here in san francisco. in fact, most of the bay area. but so far, your friday morning commute is easy breezy no delays across your bay area bridges. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. 5:54. there is a wildlife problem in the east bay centered around turkey. dozens if not hundreds of them have invaded hercules. look at this. they're everywhere! running you there the streets, destroying gardens and as you saw even on roofs. and some are actually attack people, as well. >> yes, they were having eggs, you know, babies and stuff, and then one of the guys got attacked on the back of our
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necks and we got a chair and started, you know, hitting them. >> reporter: you started hitting the turkeys with a chair? >> well, because the guy was getting hit, so yes. >> i guess they're vicious! the hercules city website is warning people, don't feed the turkey and if they get too close use an umbrella to fend them off. japanese clothing retailer uniqlo will open its first flagship store in union square today. the high fashion low coastline of clothes is expected to be a big draw to shoppers. this is retailer's first west coast flagship store. a ribbon-cutting with the ceo and mayor ed lee is scheduled for 9:45 this morning. should have a big crowd out there. starbucks is starting a food experiment right here in the bay area. >> just what we need, more food and more coffee. the chain is testing a new line of baked goods in nine stores here in san francisco. they include croissants, muffins and cake. it plans to go nationwide with the items eventually. the move comes a couple of months after starbucks bought
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la boulange chains in san francisco. >> have to check it out. 5:55. in the next half hour, bracing for our own version of carmageddon. we're live with tips on getting around the busy bay area weekend. >> and more planes grounded over slipping seats. a passenger at sfo describing her scary moments on board an american airlines flight. >> i'm glad i filled up my tank yesterday because gas prices jumped about 16 cents in the past 4 hours. we'll take a look at the numbers next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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